Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Joan Wynn -- Alive

Joan Wynn, What Lies Ahead, Brass, 7 x 18 x 5.5"
In Alive, an exhibition of new work by Joan Wynn, her sculpture captures what living—being alive—is about. Her work focuses on both the individual human form and the situations individuals encounter. 
Joan Wynn, Reaching Out, Steel, 8.5 x 19 x 8"
Wynn’s sculptures embody the joys, longings, and challenges of life that are universal as well as those reflecting the lives of particular people and their potential futures. This new body of work includes sculptures of welded steel, Wynn’s original medium, as well as works in materials including bronze, glass, crystal and resin. 
Joan Wynn, Each Unique I, Resin, aluminum, 14 x 10 x 7"
As art critic Betty Ann Brown wrote: ”Wynn’s work continues and extends the psychologically invested, existentially charged dialogue initiated by Giacometti and continued in the work of David Smith and Louise Bourgeois. This California artist is in very good company.”
Joan Wynn, Woman, Antique Bronze, 78 x 24 x 24"
Tuesday, November 21st – Saturday, December 16th

Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, December 9, 3pm

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Deborah Decker -- Under the Radar

Deborah Decker, Mike, Oil on glassine, 72 x 70"
TAG Gallery is proud to present a body of work from Deborah Decker entitled Under the Radar. This body of work utilizes the figure in conjunction with the artist's interest in socio-political matters. To this end, the work explores various facets of the human condition and memory, and external determinants that influence both. Decker’s work grew out of her interest in the study of empathy and the hardships which are all too frequently magnified and exacerbated by economic, social, and political realities. 
Deborah Decker, Double Girl With Pink Hair, Oil on glassine, 72 x 70"
Under the Radar is based on the day-to-day realities and memories of the students who live in Inglewood, California, under the flight path of the Los Angeles International Airport. This work endeavors to blur the boundaries of ‘the other’ who is perceived as being different in some fundamental way. The other is a false illusion of hyper-reality created by differences between and within social classes, or a community within a society, a family, a high school clique or a neighborhood gang. 
Deborah Decker, Shanell, Oil on glassine, 67 x 36"
Decker invites the viewer to meet these students: their full body portraits hang in an installation type setting, while jetliners from the LAX's relentless and noxious presence fly constantly over their heads.
Deborah Decker, Installation View
Tuesday, November 21st – Saturday, December 16th

Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, December 9, 3pm

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Katie Crown -- Watercolors

Katie Crown, Crossing Signal, Watercolor, 49.5 x 49" 
Watercolors, Katie Crown’s newest exhibition at TAG, features abstract watercolors that focus on the convergence of shape, form, and color. 
Katie Crown, Quartet, Watercolor, gouache, 37.5 x 30.5"
Though the works were completed in 2017, many pieces were based on watercolors Crown painted in the 1970s and 1980s, updated and adorned with geometric and chromatic patterns. To this end, Crown views this renewed expedition into her past as a journey into an artistic diary. 
Katie Crown, Curious Forest, Watercolor, gouache, 38.5 x 30"
The work started as landscapes but evolved into non-objective, abstract, and geometric forms. 
Compositionally, arcs and triangles are mainstays of this work while Crown utilizes airbrush techniques as well as expressive, saturated color to bring a sense of texture and grit to the works, engrossing the viewer in each piece’s own geometric universe.
Katie Crown, Flag of No Nation, Watercolor, gouache, 54 x 47"
Tuesday, November 21st – Saturday, December 16th

Artist Panel Discussion: Saturday, December 9, 3pm